The Well-Defined Leader
Let’s begin where I think it’s incredibly important for any leader to begin – with you personally as the leader. I’ve seen countless pastors make mistake after mistake in their leadership, not because they lacked character or even competence. They stumbled precisely because they did not have a firm understanding of themselves, what made them ‘tick,’ and how they came across and impacted those they tried to lead in the wider world.
Who is this leader who is able to lead effectively? It is what we call the well-defined leader. We know from Jim Collins’ work that she is a person with two qualities: humility + focus, a combination of character plus competence in action. But can we dig deeper than this? Can we peer inside of these Level 5 leaders (as Collins denotes them) to see what actually makes them tick?
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